We’re thrilled to share these latest titles from our Full Circle authors released in fall 2011.
Jennifer Ward’s THERE WAS AN ODD PRINCESS WHO SWALLOWED A PEA illustrated by Lee Calderon is next in her popular “swallowing” series published by Marshall Cavendish. This wacky fairy tale princess follows the success of THERE WAS A COYOTE WHO SWALLOWED A FLEA, which has sold more than 100,000 copies, and THERE WAS AN OLD MONKEY WHO SWALLOWED A FROG. Princesses everywhere will laugh and ask for more! Pirate mateys stay tuned for the next book in the series coming in 2012! Click here to watch the wacky-fun book trailer.
Monica Brown’s CLARA AND THE CURANDERA illustrated by talented debut illustrator Thelma Muraida is just released from Pinata Books. In this bilingual story, Clara is grumpy about her schoolwork, chores and sharing with her siblings. Her mother sends her to a curandera (or healer) and soon her frown disappears. Read more about Monica Brown on her creativity interview on Pat Mora's bookjoy! blog.
Toni Buzzeo’s LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTMAS illustrated by Nancy Carpenter. Frances is determined to make Christmas jolly, even if it means joining family on the mainland and leaving Papa behind on their isolated lighthouse island. But when Christmas Eve brings a wild storm and Papa risks his life to rescue a drowning man, the children realize that the most important thing about the holiday is being together. Cozy and nostalgic, this story was inspired by the Flying Santa program, a New England tradition since 1929. Visit Toni’s website for more on this new release and forthcoming titles!
Carmen T Bernier Grand’s ALICIA ALONSO: Prima Ballerina illustrated by Raul Colon, a free-verse illustrated biography for middle readers follows one of 20th-century ballet's most gifted ballerinas, tracing her climb to the rank of prima ballerina assoluta and her battle to continue dancing as she loses her sight. Spiced with the Spanish of her native Cuba and full of poignant detail, Bernier-Grand's account does not flinch from Alonso's complex relationship with the Cuban government nor from the physical punishment that is the reality of dance. Visit Carmen’s website for information about this new releases and forthcoming titles!
Monica Brown's WAITING FOR THE BIBLIOBURRO illustrated by John Parra is now available in French from Rue du Monde.
Diana Lopez's popular middle grade novel CONFETTI GIRL is now available in a Spanish-language edition, CHICA CONFETI, from Scholastic en espanol.
Hope you enjoy these and other good reads this fall season, happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Full Circle Literary!
--Adriana, Lilly, Sara, Stefanie & Taylor